Supply And Demand Analysis

Nowhere To Go But Down

Is it just me, or does every investment market in site look sky high - probably for the first time I can remember?  If I've got any tilt in my investing nature - it is as a contrarian. So all of this makes me very nervous. Analysis

SSgA Corporates Are Coming

In addition to the Treasury ETFs launched this week, SSgA should soon be rolling out corporate credit ETFs as well. The prospectus for the five new Treasury ETFs also included listings for three corporate ETFs: short-, mid- and long-term corporate credit. Analysis

Bogleheads Unite!

I was perusing the vanguard diehards discussion board last week and over the weekend. I'd forgotten how much fun that can be. For those of you who are not "in the know", there was a schism so there are now two Diehards discussion boards. Analysis

Better Target Dates?

The invaluable Fund Action reports that Dow Jones is considering adding REITs to its target date indexes. It's about time. The old-school split of bonds and stocks seems almost archaic in an age of easy, low-cost access to gold, commodities, broader ranges of international exposure, etc. Analysis

Revolution or Gadget?

Chalk one up for ET...somethings I guess: ETN's - in this case (BWV). Lower cost exchange-traded index products have opened up another space to low cost index investors. This time it's the buy-write strategy. Analysis

An Alternative To Taxes?

These ETNs just get more interesting all the time. Commodities, India, currency, buywrite … BGI just picks off one inaccessible or tax-inefficient part of the market after another. You have to wonder what’s next. Analysis

And Don't Forget Perspective

There have been a lot of rumblings this week & YTD about the Vanguard launches. Lets not forget that iShares still has more in one fund (EFA at $45 billion) than Vanguard has in ETF assets altogether ($30 billion).